Stirling Council, the operators of the Millhall Sunday Market, and the monthly Stirling Farmers’ Market in the city centre, have signed the Real Deal Charter for Safe Fair Markets. This is part of the national ‘Real Deal’ campaign aimed at keeping sellers of fake goods away from markets and car boot sales. Continue reading
Spitalfields Traders Market signed up to the Real Deal national charter on Wednesday 13 November reconfirming their commitment to safe and fair trading. Continue reading
On 23 October 2013, FACT (the Federation Against Copyright Theft) presented special commendation awards to Manchester City Council’s Market Manager, Tony Sproston, and Trading Standards Officer, Nicola Bray. The awards were made in recognition of exemplary standards in tackling intellectual property crime.
In November 2009, Manchester City Council was the first local authority in the UK to introduce the Real Deal Charter at all the city’s council-run markets and it is now part of the city’s licence agreement for all new market applications.